Divorces taking place covering dissolutions and annulments of marriage by previous marital status, sex and age of persons divorcing, children of divorced couples, fact proven at divorce and to whom granted.
There were 114,720 divorces in England and Wales in 2013, a decrease of 2.9% since 2012, when there were 118,140 divorces.
In 2013, there were 9.8 men divorcing per thousand married males and 9.8 women divorcing per thousand married females. A decrease of 27% for men and 26% for women compared with 2003. Background note 3 has more information about divorce rates.
The number of divorces in 2013 was highest among men and women aged 40 to 44.
Divorce statistics by age at marriage and duration of marriage are provided in these tables. Cohort analyses providing the percentage of marriages ending in divorce by year of marriage and anniversary and proportions of men/women who have ever divorced by age and year of birth are also included.